An Exclusive Interview With Talented Artist Bryan Saladin

Q: When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?

Ans: it’s more exciting because I have to brainstorm to figure out lyrics, melodies and flow.

Q: How do you shut things out?

Ans: I get lost in the process so that’s easy for me to do.

Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?

Ans: honestly they come very easily. Especially if the beat is good!

Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?

Ans: if you keep thinking about it you’ll never get it done. -Bruce Lee

Q: What are your favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?

ANS: anything with a catchy beat and catchy melody. Saint jhn usually does it for me.

Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?

Ans: diverse. Real. Emotion. Connection. Catchy.

Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?

ANS: yes I write all my songs. I use my personal life experience to write and intuition. My favorite part has to be making melodies.

Q: At what age did you start singing?

ANS: I’m self-taught but I always sang along to songs and started taking it serious in 2018.

Q: Who are your inspirations?

Ans: I’m very easily inspired so that’s hard to pin point.

Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?

Ans: Saint jhn,& lil uzi vert

Q: What is your favorite song to sing live?

Ans: Faceless is definitely my favorite to perform.

Q: Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?

Ans: yes! I have a few shows this month as well as a project later this month and plenty of singles being released.

Q: Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?

Ans: my advice would be to just dive in and do it the more you wait the more you’ll regret not starting earlier. No matter what it’s going to take a while.

Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?

Ans: not to sound egotistical but my music makes up my life with plenty more to come. Everything I sing/rap about is what I’ve been through or going through.

Q: How does the conversation go when someone pitches the performance to you?

Ans: I’m very open-minded and I am always interested in what others have to say.

Q: How does the conversation go when someone pitches the performance to you?

Ans: I’m very open-minded and I am always interested in what others have to say.

Q: When and why did you start playing?

ANS: i started doing music like in 2009 but never took it serious until 2018. I was going through it and music helped me escape and was also very therapeutic.

Q: Which instruments do you play?

Ans: I play acoustic guitar and a little bit of piano.

Q: What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Ans: Acoustic Guitar

Q: Is your family musical?

Ans: yes for the most part.

Q: Describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities?

Ans: my parents were both recording artists. They sang.

Q: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

Ans: as of now I admire Saint Jhn since I saw his whole come up and his very well spoken manner and his music is very unique and gender bending.

Q: Which famous musicians have you learned from?

Ans: I’ve learned from almost everyone I’ve listened to but I stay true to myself and do it my own way.

Q: Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?
Ans: my first vocal coach was actually one of my teachers in acting school.

Q: Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.
Ans: my voice and guitar were my first.

Q: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
Ans: rapping in a cypher with my friends in the bronx.

Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

Ans: Eminem was a huge influence when I was younger.

Q: Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?

Ans: Hmm that’s really tough because I’m very easily inspired haha

Q: Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?

Ans: not yet! My first is January 21st

Q: Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?

Ans: yes I’ve have done two shows as to date and have many more coming up. The first show I was so nervous! The second was way better! It let me know this what I want to do.

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